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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Automotive Technician - Advanced (4008)

Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: interpret repair and work orders; exhibit understanding of appropriate customer interactions; exhibit understanding of environmental requirements; display understanding of safe working environment and shop procedures; perform engine service and diagnosis; perform cylinder head and valve train diagnosis and repair; perform engine block assembly diagnosis and repair; perform lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair; perform exhaust inspection and service; perform mechanical timing and front-end service; diagnose general transmission/transaxle concerns; maintain and adjust transmission/transaxle; perform in-vehicle transmission/transaxle service; perform off-vehicle transmission/transaxle service; diagnose transmission/transaxle electronic issues; diagnose general drivetrain concerns; diagnose and repair manual transmission/transaxle issues; perform in-vehicle manual transmission/transaxle service; perform off-vehicle manual transmission/transaxle service; diagnose and repair four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive components; diagnose and repair general axle concerns; diagnose, service, and repair steering systems; diagnose, service, and repair suspension systems; perform wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment, and repair; diagnose, service, and repair wheels and tires; diagnose and repair hydraulic systems; diagnose and repair drum brakes; diagnose and repair disc brakes; diagnose and repair power assist systems; diagnose and repair parking brake systems; diagnose and repair ABS (antilock brake systems) and TCS (traction control systems); perform electrical/electronic system diagnosis; perform battery diagnosis and service; diagnose and repair starting systems; diagnose and repair charging systems; diagnose and repair lighting systems; diagnose and repair accessory devices and systems; perform service and maintenance on heating and AC (air conditioning) systems; diagnose and repair AC system components; diagnose and repair heating systems; diagnose and repair heating and AC control systems; demonstrate knowledge of refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling; diagnose general engine drivability concerns; diagnose ignition systems; diagnose and repair fuel and air induction systems; diagnose and repair exhaust and emissions control systems; diagnose and repair computerized engine control systems; determine proper procedures for diagnosing intermittent issues. Performance Component: Identification of Parts (8%); Disc Brake Assembly Service (18%); Tire Service and Balance (9%); Cylinder Head Service (13%); Perform Fuel System Pressure Test (14%); Windshield Washer Circuit Inoperative (8%); Test and Diagnose Battery, Starting, and Charging System (20%); Test Electronic Engine Control Component (10%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Automotive Trades or Automotive Technician (11/13) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.